Cork City North-West (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Cork City North-West
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Former constituency
Created 1969
Abolished 1977
Seats 3
County/City council County Cork

Cork City North-West was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1969 to 1977. The constituency elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).


The constituency was created under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969 for the 1969 general election to Dáil Éireann.[1] The old Cork Borough constituency was divided into the new constituencies of Cork City North-West and Cork City South-East. It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974, when the Cork City North-West and Cork City South-East constituencies were replaced by the new constituency of Cork City.


The constituency comprised the north western parts of Cork city and suburbs.[1]


Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cork City North-West 19691977[2]
19th 1969[3] Jack Lynch
Seán French
Liam Burke
20th 1973[4]
21st 1977 Constituency abolished. See Cork City

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.


1973 general election

1973 general election: Cork City North-West[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Jack Lynch 12,427 45.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Seán French 2,691 10.0 2
Fine Gael Liam Burke 4,624 17.1 3
Independent Samuel Allen 2,630 9.7
Labour Party Patrick Kerrigan 2,425 9.0
Fine Gael Vincent O'Connell 1,916 7.1
Independent Seán Twomey 338 1.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,051   Quota: 6,763   Turnout:

1969 general election

1969 general election: Cork City North-West[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Jack Lynch 11,227 43.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Seán French 2,046 8.0 2
Fine Gael Liam Burke 3,312 12.9 3
Independent Samuel Allen 3,063 11.9
Labour Party Patrick Kerrigan 2,754 10.7
Fine Gael Vincent O'Connell 2,241 8.7
Labour Party Thomas Leahy 1,001 3.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,644   Quota: 6,412   Turnout:

See also


  1. 1 2 "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1969: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 February 2009.
  2. Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286.
  3. 1 2 "General election 1969: Cork City North–West". Retrieved 28 February 2009.
  4. 1 2 "General election 1973: Cork City North–West". Retrieved 28 February 2009.

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